Jan 29, 2010


You know what has always bugged me?  Movie reviews that take a "I'm so
much smarter than you" route.  Every movie review I have ever read
takes this approach.  They sit there and with a fine tooth comb and
condemn every aspect of the movie or they praise the intellectual
aspects of this cinematic experience.

Me, I just want a simple
review.  Did the movie achieve it's goal.  How was the acting?  Was the
script/story any good.  Was the movie entertaining.  Add a positive
comment.  Add a negative comment.  Finally make a simple scale and rate
that movie accordingly.

It's not asking for much.

Reading a movie review shouldn't have to be a chore.

So let's make that scale

   1.  Punch me in the FACE, because that's gonna be better than this movie.
   2.  I will never watch the movie again
   3.  Did I actually pay to see this?
   4.  I wish I saw it on cable.
   5.  I'll only watch it if its free on cable.
   6.  Can't find the remote...so I guess I'll watch this
   7.  This is better then the other stuff that's on.
   8.  I will watch the movie again
   9.  I CAN'T WAIT to watch the movie again
 10.  This movie WILL be owned, in any form because it's that damn good!!.

Now let's review some movies...


It's nothing special. Predictable from beginning to end. The characters were generic. Decent story. Terrible pacing. I was not a big fan. Which is too bad, because I wanted to like this movie.


The Book Of Eli

I expected nothing from this movie. What I got was a 2 hour Mad Max movie that went to church. It was decent. The story wasn't bad and the acting was very good. The pacing was kind of slow. The action sequences were good, although very short.

I can say I was entertained, but if I had paid for it, I would have been let down, immensely.


The Lovely Bones

This was an odd movie with great acting, great characters, a good story and a cohesive and flowing plot. The problem I had with it was the pacing. It was a slower paced movie, which I have no problems with, but at times it feels like it stalls. It REALLY is a good movie. It just feels like it goes on, and on, and on. Visually the movie is just beautiful. The acting is amazing and Stanley Tucci is just shy of BRILLIANT!! I recommend watching this movie if you're either a fan of Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg or of artsy/indie style films.


Planet Hulk

A really good Hulk story, with a great interpretation of the character. The story is above average and it has the usual plot twists that you come to expect in most super hero stories. The voice actors were average. and the animation was pretty good. Overall I was not let down. It was a fun ride beginning to end.


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